Conan, the Barbarian (2011)
Directed by Marcus Nispel
I wasn`t planning to watch this, ever…
I somehow am not a big fan of Schwarzenegger`s Conan , and therefore, I didn`t plan on watching this. I also didn`t like the actor who plays Conan in this, especially his face.
But since there isn`t much great stuff to watch lately, and the second season of Game of Thrones a few months away, I thought“why the hell not“.
To my surprise I was impressed with it, really.
Great images, very violent , brutal fights, and a few good actors kept me interested.
Since I`m not a Conan fan in general, I´m not able to pick on things real hard-core fans would pick on, I am not interested in that. All I know is, it kept me entertained for 2 hours straight.
Sometimes the CGI blood felt overdone, but I´ve seen worse.
It is a brutal tale, let me tell you. I probably liked the first half hour best, since that`s where
Ron Perlman is still there , as Conan`s father.
It only did like 20 million $ in theatres(in the US), and I can understand why.
A lot of people may have said, it`s not Arnie, so why bother? And maybe the genre isn`t really drawing people, unless it`s LOTR.
But on TV, lots of people love Game of Thrones. Only , going to the cinema or watching Tv, that`s something totally different.
Well, for a one-time rental, I can only say-GO FOR IT!